English Literature

Wordsmiths and Warriors the Book Every English-Language Tourist Needs

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Annie Martirosyan

No less valuable are the helpful directions at the end of each chapter on how to get to the places by the most convenient and time-saving route.

23 Things Only English Lit Students Will Know

The Huffington Post UK | Ekin Karasin | Posted 21.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education


Historical Dramas Must Look Further Than High School History

Lia Sanders | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lia Sanders

I pity anyone out there who happened to come across the BBC's serialisation of Death Comes to Pemberley without first having read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Lessons Learned From An English Degree

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Anaphora, synaesthesia, pentameter... you learn some tantalisingly useless words during an English degree. I would recommend English to anyone; you get to quilt adjectives, mash up clauses, make sentences swagger and phrases pop like fireworks.

Shakespeare Professor Unveils Our Demonic Dimension

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

I rarely meet people who share my bittersweet obsession with both Shakespeare and Dostoevsky. So when I do, the elation is boundless. That's what made me gasp as I was looking through the contents of The Demonic: Literature and Experience, newly published by Routledge.

What the Dickens Are We Doing to Our Children?

Lauren Davidson | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home
Lauren Davidson

Perhaps, as the bicentennial year draws to a close and we move into Dickens' third century, there is something else the Victorian author can teach us - and that is not to teach him to our children.

Great Expectations: Life as an Unemployed Graduate

David Lintott | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
David Lintott

Many graduates will return home for good in search of work and find themselves facing up to the grim reality of unemployment, a term synonymous with notions of failure and despair, and about as far removed from the joy of a graduation ceremony as you can get.

We Must Be Careful Not to Let Tuition Fees Drown Out Arts Subjects

Sam Brodbeck | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Brodbeck

In these expensive, jobless times it would be stupid to undertake three years of study to get a first class certificate valid only for bohemian coffee shops and bars. "You'll need a good knowledge of postmodernism to chat with the clientele," head baristas will say.

A Shakespearean Education

Hattie Clarke | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Clarke

For non-English literature prodigies, whom Shakespeare was forced upon in secondary school, there should be some thought put in for making room for a wider range of texts who might appeal to a modern age of students. When Shakespeare's work is so deeply embedded in our culture, they've got nothing to worry about, he's sure to get to us anyway.

Dumbing Down English Literature

Clare Sarson | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Clare Sarson

I teach English Literature A Level. My Year 13 students this year are tackling a variety of texts including Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, Hamlet and an anthology of poetry that includes work from Petrarch to Duffy, Browning to Angelou.